This Day In the History of Professional Wrestling (July 20th)

By Maurice D. Proffit

This Day in Pro Wrestling History


Here at Rant Sports we are proud to  run a “This Day in Pro Wrestling History” piece, highlighting various events from all of the major US promotions (past and present) that pin point an occurrence that took place in pro wrestling’s past. Weather if it was a small event or something historic, the occurrences still is a part of history that deserves to be recognized. Enjoy this next piece of many of “This Day in Pro Wrestling History”.


Promotion: WWF/WWE (World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment)

Event: The Great American Bash 2008

Date: July 20th 2008

Main Event: Triple H (C) vs Edge for the WWE Championship (Winner: Triple H)


Promotion: TNA (Total Non-Stop Action)

Event: TNA iMPACT!

Date: July 20th 2009

Main Event: Kurt Angle vs Mick Foley in a “Office Keys on a Pole Match”  (Winner: No Contest)


Promotion: WCW (World Championship Wrestling)

Event: WCW Monday Nitro

Date: July 20th 1998

Main Event: Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs Diamond Dallas Page for the WCW US Championship (Winner: Bret Hart- KO)


Promotion: ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling)

Event: WWE Great American Bash (WWE Event, with an ECW sanctioned match)

Date: July 20th 2008

Main Event: Mark Henry  (C) vs Tommy Dreamer for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship (Winner: Mark Henry)


Promotion: NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling)

Event: Summer Struggle 1999

Date: July 20th 1999

Main Event: Keiji Muto (C) vs Satoshi Kojima For the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship (Winner: Keiji Muto)




Wrestlers Born on July 19th

-Bob Orton Sr. (1929)

-George Hackenschmidt (1878)

-Player Uno (1987)


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